The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 1 and 2 for concerts.

Species from which seed was collected in 2018

The Challenges of Germinating Rare Alpine Species

June 24, 2019 | Alex Seglias
If you think about hiking in the mountains of Colorado during different seasons of the year, you might recall seeing plants at different stages of their life. After the snow melts in the spring, greenery begins to emerge from the cold, solid ground. By June or July, many of the alpine plants are in...Learn more
Outdoor classroom in Mordecai Children’s Garden

Designed on Nature

June 21, 2019 | Erin Bird
Inspired by nature, 15 undergraduate students in the Environmental Design University of Colorado Boulder (CU-ENVD) designed and built an outdoor classroom in Mordecai Children’s Garden over the course of six months. The space was designed to be imaginative and flexible for a wide range of...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding Venues

Victoria & Andrew – A Wedding for the Best of Both Worlds

June 19, 2019 | Special Events
It’s peak wedding season here at our York Street location, and couples of all kinds are tying the knot surrounded by friends, family, flowers and foliage! Today, we dig deeper into the story of one such couple, one that is particularly special to us since the bride is an employee at the Gardens!...Learn more
Wilderness First Aid

Lessons in Wilderness First Aid

June 17, 2019 | Stephanie White
In April, staff from the Research & Conservation Department closed the office for two days and embarked on an intensive wilderness first aid course. As collectors of plant and fungal specimens, seeds, and other types of ecological data, we frequently find ourselves working in the wilderness...Learn more
Bonsai

Spring Bonsai Exhibition

June 13, 2019 | Larry Jackel
The seventh annual Spring Bonsai Exhibition features Les Siroky. This exhibition is on view in the Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion at the Gardens Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 23 and is included with admission. As an extension of his interest in plants, Les was encouraged by initial attempts...Learn more
XXL Durango Dahlia

How Dior and Game of Thrones Influenced the Annuals Garden

June 11, 2019 | Bridget Blomquist
Beginning the series after all seven seasons had been released, I arrived late to the “Game of Thrones” party. I plowed through all seven seasons within three months and was left to pine away for the release of the eighth and final season in April. I had months to think about the future of the...Learn more
Colorado hookless cactus (Sclerocactus Glaucus) in bloom

Rare Spring Blooms

June 6, 2019 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
On the western slope of Colorado you will find populations of a rare ball cactus with lilac flowers that bloom a few days a year when the sun is shining and pollinators are flying. Each Colorado hookless cactus ( Sclerocactus glaucus ) flower produces over a hundred seeds and those that germinate...Learn more
Echinocereus triglochidiatus, Claret Cup Cactus

June Walking Tour - Cacti and Succulents

June 3, 2019 | Nick Daniel
As the soils warm and spring begins to transition into summer, the cacti and succulents begin to take over the show for a while. These succulent gems are found throughout the grounds of Denver Botanic Gardens and are a key part of many of our displays. Too often, their short-lived floral displays...Learn more
Mushroom enthusiasts

The Mushrooming Community and Plants' Best Friends

May 28, 2019 | Vera Evenson
Mushrooms have often been called “plants’ best friends,” and in recent years our wonderfully growing knowledge of our native ecosystems emphasizes that important concept even more. Throughout our state and beyond to many countries, a community of mushroom enthusiasts, citizens and scientists alike...Learn more
Delosperma RED MOUNTAIN® Flame ice plant

Plant Select® and Denver Botanic Gardens

May 24, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For most of the 22 years of Plant Select’s existence, nursery operators and staff from both Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University have hosted an annual meeting to report on and celebrate achievements of this program. The initial impetus was to provide a forum for Colorado’s many...Learn more
Iris at Denver Botanic Gardens

Disfruta de una visita guiada gratuita en español el 4 de junio de 2019 (SCFD Día libre)

May 22, 2019 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Los Jardines están en plena floración y nuestra exhibición de arte en los Jardines está abierta al público. Acompáñeme el martes 4 de junio, nuestro siguiente día libre, para dar un paseo por los Jardines. ¡Daré dos visitas guiadas de 30 minutos en español donde veremos que está floreciendo y una...Learn more
Bald eagle soaring at Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, CO. Photo by Fendi Despres.

The Eagle’s Eyes Miss Nothing

May 20, 2019 | Featured Instructor
Each morning as the sun creeps its way above the horizon, I go out onto the prairie to greet the wildlife and take note of the subtle changes across the landscape. As I walk out of the Plains Conservation Center's visitor center building and get into the truck, I am sure the eagles can see me...Learn more

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